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Dr. Ajaya Kumar Behera
Name: Dr. Ajaya Kumar Behera
Designation: Assistant Professor (Stage II)
Qualification: M.Sc., M.Tech.(IIT KGP), Ph.D. (IIT KGP)
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ORCID: https://orcid.org/my-orcid?orcid=0000-0002-6172-0867
E-mail ID: ajayabehera@utkaluniversity.ac.in
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I.I.T. Kharagpur July, 2008 – December, 2013 Ph.D.

Department: Materials Science Centre

ThesisTitle: Reinforcing behavior of jute in soy and modified soy resin based composites

Areas: Polymer Science

Advisor: Prof. Basudam Adhikari & Prof. Ramkrishna Sen

I.I.T. Kharagpur July, 2006 – May, 2008 M.Tech.

Department: Materials Science Centre

Thesis Title: Novel synthesis, characterization and methanol gas sensing application of processable conducting polymer: Poly(m-aminophenol) in aqueous HCl

Areas: Polymer Science

Advisor: Prof. Basudam Adhikari

Utkal University, Bhubaneswar August, 2004 – July, 2006 M.Sc.

Department: Chemistry, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar

CSIR-UGC June, 2007 NET (Qualified)

Subject: Chemical Science

Name of the Institute Period of Service Nature of appointment
Utkal University, Bhubaneswar 17/12/2018 -continuing Assistant Professor (Stage II)
Utkal University, Bhubaneswar 17/12/2014 to 16/12/2018 Assistant Professor (Stage I)
Rajendra College, Balangir 17/11/2011 to 16/12/2014 Junior Lecturer
Programme Course Name Paper Code
M.Sc. Organic Chemistry- I  CH-402
Organic Chemistry-II  CH-409
Pericyclic reactions and photochemistry  CH-501
Environmental Chemistry CH-507
Techniques of Chemical Analysis  CH- ADD1
Polymer Chemistry CH-510
Project work and Seminar CH-513
Applied Chemistry Practical CH-503
M.Phil. General theory-I CH-602
General theory-II CH-603
Elective -I CH-605
Elective -II CH-606
Dissertation CH-607
Ph.D. Techniques in Chemical Research-I CH-702
Dissertation CH-704
Duties: teaching, held office hours, graded exams (December 2014- continuing), and organized programming laboratory hours (December 2014- continuing).

 

M.Tech. Thesis

Ajaya Kumar Behera, Novel synthesis, characterization and methanol gas sensing application of processable conducting polymer: Poly(m-aminophenol) in aqueous HCl. Prof. Basudam Adhikari (Guide), Materials Science Centre, I.I.T. Kharagpur, 2008.

Ph.D. thesis

Ajaya Kumar Behera, Reinforcing behavior of jute in soy and modified soy resin based composites. Prof. Basudam Adhikari (Guide), Prof. Ramkrishna Sen (Co-Guide), Materials Science Centre, I.I.T. Kharagpur, 2013.

Patent filled

[1]. “Biodegradable and rigid natural resin matrix jute fiber reinforced composites” Ajaya K. Behera, Sridevi A.N., S. R. Chowdhury, R. K. Basak, P. K. J. Mohapatra, R. Sen and B. Adhikari, Indian patent application No. 1136/KOL/2010, Oct. 11, 2010. (Publication date 02/09/2016)

Book Articles (Chapter)

[1]. Prakash Bobde, Ajaya K. Behera, and Ravi Patel, Chapter- “Oil spill treatment using porous material”, Book-¨Advances in Oil-Water Separation: A Complete Guide for Physical, Chemical, and Biochemical Processes”,  Elsevier, ISBN/GTIN9780323899789, 2022.

Journal Articles

International Journal

[24] Pratik Das, Suvendu Manna, Ajaya K. Behera, Moumita Shee, Piyali Basak, Amit Kumar Sharma, “Current synthesis, characterization techniques for clay-based polymer nano-composites and its biomedical applications: A review.”  Environmental Research (Accepted), ISSN: 0013-9351 (print), 2022, IF: 6.498, Elsevier Publications. DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2022.113534

[23] Ajaya K. Behera, Rohit Srivastava, and Anath B. Das, “Effect of modified nanoclay on mechanical, morphological and degradation properties of the thermoplastic starch reinforced nanocomposites” Starch (Accepted),  ISSN: 1521-379X (online)IF: 2.741, 2022Wiley Publications, DOI: 10.1002/star.202100270.

[22] Ajaya K. Behera, Nigamananda Das, and Suvendu Manna, “Evaluation of mechanical, morphological, and biodegradation properties of natural fiber reinforced nano-biocomposites” SPE Polymers, ISSN: 2690-3857, 3(1), 65-74, 2022Wiley Publications, DOI: 10.1002/PLS2.10065

[21] Ajaya K. Behera, and Suvendu Manna, “Evaluation of conductivity and mechanical properties of natural fiber reinforced soy-melamine formaldehyde based green composite”, Polymer Composites, (Accepted), ISSN:  1548-0569, 2021, IF: 3.531, Wiley Publications, DOI: 10.1002/PC.26475

[20] Ajaya K. Behera, Suvendu Manna, and Nigamananda Das, “Effect of soy waste and cellulose on mechanical, water and biodegradation of thermoplastic starch composite” Starch, 74(1-2), 2100123, 2021, ISSN: 1521-379X, IF: 2.741, Wiley PublicationsDOI: 10.1002/star.202100123. Citation-02.

[19] Ajaya K. Behera, Chirasmayee Mohanty, and Anuvab Mohanty, “Development and characterization of biodegradable jute reinforced sapling pot”, Journal of Natural Fibers (Accepted), ISSN: 1544-0478, 2021, IF: 5.323, Taylor & Francis Publications. DOI: 10.1080/15440478.2021.1958409. Citation-01.

[18] Ajaya K. Behera, Chirasmayee Mohanty, and Nigamananda Das, “Synthetic glass and jute fabric reinforced soy-based biocomposites: Development and characterization”, Polymers and Polymer Composites, ISSN: 0967-3911, 29(9), S678-S687, 2021, IF: 2.00. SAGE Publications. DOI:10.1177/09673911211020609.

[17] Ajaya K. Behera, Sridevi Avancha, Nigamananda Das, and Basudam Adhikari, “Mechanical and biodegradation analysis of fully biodegradable eco-friendly natural fiber reinforced sapling pot”, Polymer Composites, ISSN:  1548-0569, 42(6), 2910-2919, 2021. IF: 3.531, Wiley PublicationDOI: 10.1002/pc.26024. Citation-01.

[16] Ajaya K. Behera, and Chirasmayee Mohanty, “Fabrication and characterization of nano-biocomposites using natural fiber and soy resin”, Materials Today: Proceedings, ISSN: 2214-7853, 47(5), 1183-1188, 2021. IF: 1.24, Elsevier Publications. DOI: 10.1016/j.matpr.2021.03.408.

[15] Sridevi Avancha, Ajaya K. Behera, Ramkrishna Sen, and Basudam Adhikari, “Accelerated weathering analysis of jute reinforced cashewnut shell liquid modified soy based green composite”, SPE polymers, ISSN: 2690-3857, 1(2), 81-89, 2020Wiley PublicationDOI: 10.1002/pls2.10020. Citation-04.

[14] Aparna Dey, Pallavi Jali, Ajaya K. Behera, Anath B. Das and Chinmay Pradhan, “A study on efficient microbial biodegradation of cellulose based jute composite”, Polymer Composites, ISSN:  1548-0569, 41, 1428–1434, 2020. IF: 3.531, Wiley Publications. DOI:10.1002/pc.25466.  Citation-03.

[13] Chandan Maity, Sumanta Sahoo, Kartikey Verma, Ajaya K. Behera, and Ganesh Nayak, “Facile functionalization of boron Nitride (BN) for the development of high-performance asymmetric supercapacitors”, New Journal of Chemistry, ISSN: 1144-0546, 44(19), 8106–8119, 2020. IF: 3.591, RSC Publications.DOI:10.1039/C9NJ06284J. Citation-12.

[12] Ajaya K. Behera, Ramkrishna Sen, and Basudam Adhikari, “Environment-friendly fully biodegradable jute-poly(vinyl alcohol) modified soy composite development as plastic substitute”, Journal of Natural Fibers, ISSN: 1544-0478, 1-10, 2020. IF: 5.323, Taylor & Francis Publications. DOI: 10.1080/15440478.2020.1764440. Citation-01.

[11] Ajaya K. Behera, Chirasmayee Mohanty, Sibun K. Pradhan, and Nigamananda Das, “Assessment of soil and fungal degradability of thermoplastic starch reinforced natural fiber composite”, Journal of Polymers and the Environment, ISSN: 1566-2543, 29(4), 1031-1039, 2020. IF: 4.705, Springer Publications. DOI: 10.1007/s10924-020-01944-z. Citation-08.

[10] Ajaya K. Behera, and Chirasmayee Mohanty, “Development and characterization of novel composites from soy bean protein”, Medicinal & Analytical Chemistry International Journal, ISSN: 2639-2534 3(1): 000132, 2019, Medwin Publications. DOI:10.23880/macij-16000132

[9] Ajaya K. Behera, “Mechanical and biodegradation analysis of thermoplastic starch reinforced nano-biocomposites”, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 410, 2018, 012001. ISSN: 1757-899X, IF: 0.51, IOP PublicationsDOI:10.1088/1757-899X/410/1/012001. Citation-07.

[8] Ajaya K. Behera, Basudam Adhikari and Pradip Kar, “Synthesis of processable conducting poly(m-aminophenol) having structure like keto derivative of polyaniline”, Polymer Science Series B, ISSN: 1560-0904, 57(2), 159-166, 2015, IF:1.049, Springer Publications. DOI: 10.1134/S1560090415020025. Citation-07.

[7] Ajaya K. Behera, Sridevi Avancha, Suvendu Manna, Ramkrishna Sen, and Basudam Adhikari, “Effect of nanoclay on physico-mechanical properties and microbial degradation of jute reinforced soymilk-based nano-biocomposites”, Polymer Engineering and Science, ISSN: 0032-3888, 54(2), 345–354, 2014, IF: 2.428,  Wiley Publications. DOI: 10.1002/pen.23556. Citation-12.

[6] Ajaya K. Behera, Sridevi Avancha, Ramkrishna Sen, and Basudam Adhikari, “Development and characterization of plasticized starch based biocomposites with soy pulp as reinforcement filler” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, ISSN: 0021-8995, 127(6), 4681–4687, 2013, IF:3.125, Wiley Publications. DOI:10.1002/app.38077. Citation-12.

[5] Ajaya K. Behera, Sridevi Avancha, Ramkrishna Sen, and Basudam Adhikari, “Development and characterization of nanoclay modified soy resin-based jute composite as an eco-friendly/green product”, Polymer Plastic Technology and Engineering, ISSN: 0360-2559, 52(8), 833–840, 2013, IF:3.267, Taylor & Francis Publications. DOI: 10.1080/03602559.2013.763354. Citation-12.

[4] Sridevi Avancha, Ajaya K. Behera, Ramkrishna Sen, and Basudam Adhikari, “Physical and mechanical characterization of jute reinforced soy composites” Journal of Reinforced Plastic and Composites, ISSN‎: ‎0731-6844, 32(18), 1380 – 1390, 2013, IF:3.71, SAGE publications. DOI: 10.1177/0731684413485979. Citation-11.

[3] Ajaya K. Behera, Sridevi Avancha, Ratan Kumar Basak, Ramkrishna Sen, and Basudam Adhikari, “Fabrication and characterization of bio-degradable jute reinforced soy based green composites” Carbohydrate Polymers, ISSN: 0144-8617, 88(1), 329–335, 2012, IF: 10.723, Elsevier Publications. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2011.12.023. Citation-96.

[2] Pradip Kar, Ajaya K. Behera, Narayan C. Pradhan, Basudam Adhikari, “Doping of the processable conducting poly(m-aminophenol) with inorganic acids”, Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part B: Physics, ISSN: 0022-2348, 50(9), 1822–1833, 2011, IF: 1.504, Taylor & Francis Publications. DOI: 10.1080/00222348.2010.549429. Citation-06.

[1] Pradip Kar, Ajaya K. Behera, N.C. Pradhan, and B. Adhikari, “Optimization for the chemical synthesis of conducting poly(m-aminophenol) in HCl using ammonium persulfate”, High Performance Polymers, ISSN: 0954-0083, 22(4), 428–441, 2010, IF:  2.161, SAGE Publications, DOI:10.1177/0954008309105513. Citation-09.

National Journal

[1] Ajaya K. Behera, “Lignocellulosic fiber reinforced soy composites: An alternative to plastic product”, Applied Science and Advanced Materials International, ISSN: 2394-3173, 1(6), 160–164, 2015, Hiranya Publications (OEC). Citation-02.

[2] Ajaya K Behera and Basudam Adhikari, “Jute Reinforced Nano-Biocomposite for Structural and Industrial Applications”, Applied Science and Advanced Materials International, 2 (1), 11–15, 2015, Hiranya Publications (OEC). Citation-02.

[3] Ajaya K. Behera, “Comparative study of properties between nanoclay and soy pulp reinforced thermoplastic starch composites”, Applied Science and Advanced Materials International, ISSN: 2394-3173, 2(4-6), 85–89, 2016, Hiranya Publications (OEC).View

[4] Ajaya K. Behera, and Chirasmayee Mohanty, “Mechanical and physical characterization of jute reinforced green matrix-based nano-biocomposites”, International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews, ISSN: 2348-1269, 7 (1), 64–69, 2020, Atman Publishing Academy.

Refereed Conference Publications/Proceedings

[1]. Ajaya K. Behera, Sridevi A. N., R. K. Basak, R. K. Sen, and B. Adhikari, ¨Jute reinforced nanoclay modified soy composite: Bio-material for engineering application” (APM-2011), Page 1-13 March 25–27, 2011. CIPET Chennai, India.

[2]. Ajaya K Behera, ¨Thermoplastic starch reinforced soy pulp and cellulose composites: Development to Characterization” (RAIMS 2015), Page 60-63, November 14–15, 2015. VSSUT Burla, India.

[3]. Ajaya K. Behera, ¨Effect of nano filler on improvement of physico-mechanical properties of natural fiber reinforced soy composite” (NMNC 2016), Page 72-74, January 29–30, 2016. KIIT Bhubaneswar, India.

[4]. Ajaya K. Behera, ¨Innovation of Plastic: A boon or curse for the environmental pollution” (EIAHH 2016), Page 19-25, September 28–29, 2016. M.S. College, Badamba, India.

[5]. Ajaya K. Behera, ¨Mechanical and biodegradation analysis of thermoplastic starch reinforced nano-biocomposites” (ICFM-2017), Page 52-55, September 21–23, 2015. Bhubaneswar, India. View

M.Phil. Guided

Sl. No. Student Name Thesis Title
1 Chirasmayee Mohanty

Roll No. 15821V161002

Comparative study of properties between natural and synthetic fiber reinforced bio composites
2 Manas Ranjan Bhoi

Roll No. 15821V172003

Conversion of plastic waste in to bio-diesel

 

3 Smruti Ranjan Jena

Roll No. 15821V182010

Development and characterization of jute reinforced sapling pot
4 Sibun Kumar Pradhan

Roll No. 1582V192010

Development and characterization of bio-degradable natural fiber reinforced thermoplastic starch composite
5 Sanat Kumar Mohapatra

Roll No. 1582V212010

Fabrication and characterization of vetiver fiber reinforced green composite

Ph.D. Guided

Ph.D. Guidance
Sl. No. Student Name Thesis Title
1 Chirasmayee Mohanty

Regd. No.02-Chemistry-2019-20

DOR: 28.01.2020

SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATIONS AND ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS OF SOME POLYMER-METAL OXIDE HYBRID COMPOSITES
2. Shruti Swaroop Pattnaik

Regd. No.

DOR: 10/06/2022

REINFORCING ABILITY OF VETIVER FIBER IN BIORESIN BAED COMPOSITES
M.Sc. Project Guidance                                      2018-20
Sl. No. Student Name Thesis Title
1 Anuvab Mohanty (Roll No. 10521V184002)

Passed out in 2020

Natural fiber reinforced sapling pot
2 Satyaranjan Sahoo (Roll No. 10521V184027)

Passed out in 2020

Synthesis of natural polymer based β-Cyclodextrin composite for water purification
3 Sushree Sukanya Das (Roll No. 10521V184029) Conducting Polymer
                                                                            2019-21
4 Girija Prasad Nayak, Roll no 10521V194012

Passed out in 14/09/2021

Extraction of potassium from mining water and it’s applications
5 Mansmita Saidarshini Behera, Roll no. 10521V194016

Passed out in 14/09/2021

Synthesis of conducting polymer
6 Sunita Behera, Roll no 10521V194026

Passed out in 14/09/2021

Application of conducting polymer for dye adsorption
7 Swagat Sabyasachi, Roll no 10521V194028

Passed out in 14/09/2021

Extraction of potassium from different sources
  • “Eco-friendly bio-degradable natural fiber reinforced sapling pot: a novel material for replacing plastic” (PI: Dr. Ajaya K. Behera), (2017-2019), Utkal University, Rs. 1,00,000/-. (Completed)
  • “Development and characterization of eco-friendly biodegradable vetiver grass fiber reinforced green composite” (PI: Dr. Ajaya K. Behera), (2021-2023), Odisha State Higher Education Council, Government of Odisha, Rs. 4,96,000/-. (Ongoing)
  • “Development of inorganic ferrite/conducting polymer-based composites for photo assisted decontamination of wastewaters”, (PI: Dr. Ajaya K. Behera, Co-PI: Prof. Nigamananda Das), (2021-2024), Department of Science and Technology, Government of Odisha, Rs. 6,70,000/-. (Ongoing)
  • GATE qualified in 2006
  • Best poster award at MACRO-2010 conference, IIT Delhi
  • Selected by Orissa Public Service Commission-2011, for Jr. Lectureship in Chemistry
  • 3rd National Award for Technology Innovation in Green Polymeric Materials & Products by Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals (DCPC), Govt. of India
  • Best poster award at MTM-2020 conference, SVNIT Surat, Gujrat

M.Sc. 1st Sem Topic-Homoaromaticity: View

M.Sc. 1st Sem Topic-Conjugation and cross conjugation: View

M.Sc. 3rd Sem Topic-Acid rain and Ozone Layer Depletion: View

Refresher/Orientation Programme
Course Name From To Place
Orientation Programme on “Higher Education and Social transformation” 24th Nov 2017 21st Dec 2017 UGC, HRDC,Utkal University, BBSR
Refresher Programme on “Physical Sciences” 18th Nov 2015 9th Dec 2015 UGC, HRDC,Utkal University, BBSR
Refresher Programme on “Environmental Studies” 3rd Jan 2020 16th Jan 2020 UGC, HRDC,Utkal University, BBSR
Refresher Programme on “Research Methodology in Basic Science” 10th Feb 2021 23rd Feb 2021 UGC, HRDC,Utkal University, BBSR
Workshop/FDP/Short term course
Subject From To Place
Science Academies’ Lecture workshop on “Organic and Inorganic Self Assembly 21st Feb 2015 22nd Feb 2015 Department of chemistry, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar
Faculty Development Programme 20th March 2015 26th March 2015 UGC, HRDC,Utkal University, BBSR
Workshop on “ICT in Higher study” 3rd August 2015 5th August 2015 Utkal University, BBSR
UGC sponsored National workshop on “Recent Advances in chemical sciences” 5th May 2017 OCS and Salepur (Auto.)college, Cuttack
95th DAE-BRNSIANCAS National Workshop on “Nuclear Sciences and Applications of radioisotopes” 15th May 2017 20th May 2017 Department of chemistry, School of Applied Sciences, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar
Short term course on “Stress Management” 20th July 2017 25th July 2017 UGC, HRDC,Utkal University, BBSR
Short term course on “Disaster Management” 29th July 2019 4th August 2019 UGC, HRDC,Utkal University, BBSR
Faculty Development Programme 2nd March 2020 06th March 2020 NIEPA, NEW DELHI
Online happiness programme by Art of Living 3rd September 2020 6th September 2020 UECH, Utkal University, BBSR
FDP on “Leadership & Excellence Program” 7th September 2020 11th September 2020 AICTE and Utkal University in Association with the Art of Living
Science Academies’ Lecture Workshop on “Frontiers in Material Sciences” 9th October 2020 10th October 2020 School of Chemistry, GM University, Sambalpur
Short term course on Leadership Development 23rd August 2021 27th August 2021 HRDC, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.

Professional Activities

  • Joint Secretary of “The Alumni Association, Department of Chemistry, Utkal University” from March 2015-June 2017. February 2020-
  • Treasurer of “The Alumni Association, Department of Chemistry, Utkal University” from July 2017-May 2019.
  • Board of study member of P.N. Autonomous college, Khurdha (2015-17), (2019-21).
  • Board of study member of Talcher (Autonomous) college, Anugul (2015-17), (2019-21).
  • Resource person in workshop on “Skill Enhancement in Chemical Sciences” conducted by P.G. Dept. of Chemistry, Utkal University Bhubaneswar on 18th Nov 2015
  • Assistant Superintendent of Gents Hostel-01(Gopabandhu Chhatravas), Utkal University (02/05/2016 to 10/07/2018)
  • Member, Science research committee (SRC), Dept. Of Chemistry, U.U. from 2018-
  • Associate Course-coordinator of Integrated MCA course, Utkal University from 23/09/2021 to 14/03/2022.
  • Member, Working Committee, Odisha Research Conclave-2021.
  • Member, Energy Audit Committee, NAAC Cell, Utkal University (2021-)
  • Member, NIRF Data Compilation Committee, Utkal University (2016-2020).

Invited lectures

1. Raghunathjew (Degree) College, Cuttack (Dept. of Chemistry), 2017, “Development and characterization of eco-friendly natural fiber reinforced composite as replacement of plastic”.
2. Berhampur University, Berhampur (Dept. of Chemistry), (03-05th March 2017), “Fully degradable sapling pot from natural fiber and biodegradable resin”.
3. Prananath (Auto.) College, Khordha, 27th December 2021 “Natural fiber reinforced composite as replacement of plastic” (National Seminar).

Selected Talks and Conference Presentations

[1]. Ajaya K. Behera, “Effect of nanoclay on eco-friendly resin based natural fiber composites”,  (oral presentation), APM 2010 (20-21st February), CIPET Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India (Advancements in Polymeric Materials), International Conference.

[2]. Ajaya K. Behera, “Effect of nanoclay as reinforcement filler on the properties of jute composites”  (Poster presentation), MACRO 2010 (15-17th December), IIT Delhi, India (Frontiers of polymers & advanced materials). International Conference.

[3]. Ajaya K. Behera, “Development and characterization of low-cost jute reinforced completely biodegradable nano-bio composites”  (oral presentation), RAFMM 2013, Municipal college, Rourkela, Odisha, India (Recent Advances in the Field: Molecules to Materials), National Conference.

[4]. Ajaya K. Behera, “From agricultural crops to mechanically strong green composite: A novel material of new era”  (oral presentation), RETICS 2014 (14-15th November), Sambalpur University, Burla, Odisha, National Conference.

[5]. Ajaya K. Behera, “Bio-resin based jute reinforced green composite as plastic alternate”  (oral presentation), RAMSSEE 2015 (24th-25th December), IGIT Sarang, Odisha (Recent Advances in Materials Science and Sustainable Energy and Environment), National Conference.

[6]. Ajaya K. Behera, “Jute reinforced green composite: Characterization and Application”  (oral presentation), STIDI 2015 (9-11th December), KIIT Bhubaneswar, Odisha (Science and Technology for Indigenous Development in India), National Conference.

[7]. Ajaya K. Behera, “Fully biodegradable low-cost composite developed from natural fiber and green resin”  (oral presentation), NCAEM 2016 (23-24th July), GIET Gunupur, Odisha (Advance Engineering Materials), National Conference.

[8]. Ajaya K. Behera, “Synthetic glass fiber reinforced soy composite: Fabrication to characterization”  (oral presentation), ISCA 2016 (12-13th December), KIIT Bhubaneswar, Odisha (Science and Technology for National Development in India)

[9]. Ajaya K. Behera, “Environment friendly sapling pot for future application”.  (oral presentation), RAIMS-2018 (17-18th March), Dept. of Chemistry, VSSUT, Burla, National Conference.

[10]. Ajaya K. Behera, “Role of nano filler on improvement of mechanical properties of synthetic fiber reinforced composite”  (oral presentation), NISM-2018 (24-25th Dec), (Advanced engineering materials research foundation), GIET, Bhubaneswar, National Conference.

[11]. Ajaya K. Behera, “Novel approach for development of completely biodegradable seedling pot for young plants”  (Poster presentation), (Harnessing Science & Technology for a better future) (23-24th Nov 2019), OES & ITER, Bhubaneswar. National Conference.

[12]. Ajaya K. Behera, “Mechanical and physical characterization of jute reinforced green matrix-based nano-biocomposites”  (poster presentation), Recent Innovations in Science, Engineering and Management, (RISEM-2020), (28-29th February 2020), Temple City Institute of Technology and Engineering College, Khordha. National Conference.

[13]. Ajaya K. Behera, “Synthesis and characterization of conducting poly(m-aminophenol) and its application in gas sensing”  (poster presentation), 1st International Online Conference on Emerging Smart Materials in Applied Chemistry (ESMAC-2020), (10-12th August 2020), Department of Chemistry, School of Applied Sciences, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar. International Conference.

[14]. Ajaya K. Behera, “Fabrication and characterization of nano-biocomposite from natural resources”  (poster presentation), Global challenge in Nanomaterials Research for Environmental and Healthcare Application (NREHA 2020), (27-28th August 2020), CSIR Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, IMMT Bhubaneswar, International Conference.

[15]. Ajaya K. Behera, “Synthesis and characterization of processable conducting poly(m-aminophenol)”  (poster presentation), Molecules to Materials (MTM 2020) (17-18th December 2020), S. V. National Institute of Technology Surat, Gujarat, India. International Conference.

[16]. Ajaya K. Behera, “Development and characterizations of completely biodegradable seedling pot for nursery use”  (poster presentation), Recent Advances in Materials Chemistry (RAMC 2021) (8-9th March 2021), Dept. of Chemistry, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India. National Conference.

[17]. Ajaya K. Behera, “Mechanical and biodegradation analysis of jute reinforced soy resin-based sapling pot”  (poster presentation), Odisha Research Conclave (ORC-2021), Odisha Higher Education, (13-14th November 2021). National Conference.

[18]. Ajaya K. Behera, “Natural fiber reinforced biodegradable sapling pot: Development to characterization”  (poster presentation), Molecules to Materials (MTM 2021) (17-18th December 2021), S. V. National Institute of Technology Surat, Gujarat, India. International Conference.

Conference/ Seminar/ Symposia Attended

[1]. Participated in DST sponsored “INSPIRE programme” at NIST, Berahmpur from 26th Nov to 1st December 2012.

[2]. Attended the “UGC-DSA Sponsored National Seminar on “Advancement in Materials and Coordination Chemistry” held on 25th March 2015 at Department of Chemistry, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar

[3]. Attended the National Seminar on Teaching Chemistry: Present Scenario, 17th Regional Conference of Orissa Chemical Society, 1st November 2015. Bhimbhoi College, Rairakhol, Orissa, India.

[4]. Attended the National Seminar on Future India: Science and Technology, 1st -2nd February 2019 by KIIT Bhubaneswar.

[5]. Attended the National Seminar on “Science and Technology: Rural Development”, 13-14th December 2019 by KIIT, Bhubaneswar.

[6]. Participated in webinar on “Metal organic framework and its application” Organized by Dept. of Chemistry, Synergy Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dhenkanal, Odisha held on 25th June 2020.

[7]. Participated in National webinar on “Advanced metal-organic frameworks (AMOF 2020)” organized by Department of Chemistry, VSSUT, Burla held on 25th -26th September 2020.

[8]. Participated in national webinar on “Entrepreneurial opportunities in rural India” Organized by Synergy Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dhenkanal, Odisha held on 29th October 2020.

[9]. Participated in international symposium on “The Physical Chemistry of Molecular Interactions” Organized by G. M. University, Sambalpur, Odisha held on 12th -13th December 2020.

[10]. Participated in national conference on “Recent Advancement in Material Sciences (RAIMS-2020)” Organized by Dept. of Chemistry, VSSUT, Burla, Odisha held on 22nd -24th January 2021.

Life member of “Odisha Chemical Society (OCS)” (LM/74/2014)
Life member of “Materials Research Society of India (MRSI)” (LMB2556)
Life member of “The Society for Energy Environment & Materials Science (SEEMS)”, Bhubaneswar (LM 0010)
Life member of “Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)” (L39521)